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El Chapo Gives Up Public Defenders and Hires a Private Lawyer
Giving up his taxpayer-funded public defenders, Joaquín Guzmán Loera, the Mexican drug lord best known as El Chapo, has hired a private lawyer: Jeffrey Lichtman, a combative legal defense specialist who is himself best known for keeping the Mafia scion ...
Franklin lawyer charged with burglary enters treatment program
Ruppert said the city prosecutor and Tinch's lawyer will discuss whether to pursue the felony charge or have it reduced to a misdemeanor after he completes the program and how well he does in the program and how the family feels at that time. Tinch was ...
Taylor Swift's trial lawyer accuses Denver DJ of seeking money, fame
DENVER (Reuters) - Taylor Swift's attorney accused a Colorado DJ of seeking money and fame by targeting his client with a lawsuit, as the pop star sat in the Denver courtroom watching the proceedings. Swift, 27, has said that David Mueller, 55, fondled ...
Swift's lawyer calls out DJ's inconsistencies during opening statements
DENVER - Taylor Swift's lawyer said the former Denver DJ who is suing the superstar changed his story as to what happened during that 2013 meet and greet seven times. David Mueller, a former radio DJ for KYGO, is suing Swift for damages after he was ...
Lawyers Take on Another Trumpian Task: Stopping Science Suppression
It's become almost a truism to declare that lawyers have been on the front lines of resisting the worst aspects of Trumpism and that America may come to regret all those lawyer jokes from the 1980s. Day after day, attorneys have suited up to defend ...
Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman Hires John Gotti Jr. Lawyer Jeffrey Lichtman for Upcoming Trial
Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the Mexican drug lord and escape artist currently sitting in federal jail, has retained the high-profile lawyer who helped John Gotti Jr. avoid prison in 2005. Jeffrey Lichtman, the New York defense attorney, confirmed to NBC ...
Trump hasn't directly exchanged private messages with Mueller, lawyer clarifies
But the president himself and one of his lawyers have not ruled out firing Mueller, who Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed in May after Mr. Trump abruptly fired James Comey as FBI director. The report on Tuesday comes just a few days ...
Melania Trump's Lawyer Back Home Says You Better Not Say She Was an 'Escort'
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia–In August 2016, just a year ago, Nataša Pirc Musar had the first of many talks over the phone with Melania Trump. An American lawyer had gotten in touch with her about representing the first lady of the United States-to-be in her ...
Lawyer: No appearance at Florida DUI hearing for Tiger Woods
FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2017, file photo, Tiger Woods reacts on the 10th hole during the first round of the Dubai Desert Classic golf tournament in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The attorney for Woods says the golfer will not attend his arraignment on a ...
Lawyer preparing class-action lawsuit against Google for gender wage disparity
Dozens of women are reportedly gearing up for a class-action suit against Google for wage disparity, adding another layer to the Silicon Valley giant's mounting discrimination scandals. San Francisco-based lawyer James Finberg says he has interviewed ...
Lawyer: DJ Isn't Groping Taylor Swift in Photo
In this courtroom sketch, pop singer Taylor Swift, left, appears with her lawyer and mother in federal court Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, in Denver. (Jeff Kandyba)In this courtroom sketch, pop singer Taylor Swift, left, appears with her lawyer and mother in ...
Lawyer: Settlement Reached in Fatal Hayride Crash Lawsuit
Lawyer: Settlement Reached in Fatal Hayride Crash Lawsuit. A lawyer representing the family of a teenager who died in a 2014 hayride crash in Maine says they have settled their lawsuit against the farm owner who operated the attraction. Aug. 9, 2017 ...
Free Liu Xia or Face Consequences, US Lawyer Tells China
And that should be a very clear signal to the Chinese government that the Trump administration is not happy with Liu Xia's disappearance," the lawyer said, expressing his confidence in the incumbent U.S. government to toughen up on China. The lawyer ...
Model's lawyer insists she was not an "accomplice" in kidnapping
In Ayling's statement to Italian police, provided to CNN by her lawyer, the model said she shared a bed with her captor at one point, though she insisted she was not sexually abused. Ayling initially told police that Herba wouldn't let her leave the ...
TechDirt, sued by the lawyer who fought Gawker, gets $250000 to cover freedom of speech issues
TechDirt is being sued for $15 million by the infamous self-proclaimed “inventor of email” Shiva Ayyadurai, who is represented by lawyer Charles Harder. In the midst of its ongoing legal battle, the site has announced an effort to bolster its own ...
Trump said to favor lawyer to head trade commission: Source
President Donald Trump's leading choice to run the Federal Trade Commission is a Washington lawyer who served at the agency as a top official under President George W. Bush, a person briefed on the matter said on Wednesday. Joseph Simons, a partner ...
Mom faked son's cancer, lied about being a doctor: lawyer
Her lawyer, M.J. Hugan, said Burgett did lie about being a doctor but said her son had many medical problems since he was born premature and she was trying to get help for him. Hugan said Burgett had been with a former husband while he was going ...
Lawyer: 'Misogyny' Behind Demands for Due Process in Campus Sex Assault Cases
Are students able to have a lawyer represent them? Can they present evidence, and cross-examine their accuser? Unless the student lives in one of the three states (North Dakota, North Carolina, and Arkansas) that have passed due process affirming ...
Taylor Swift's Lawyer to DJ: She Didn't Ruin Your Reputation, You Were the One Who Went Public
Taylor Swift's lawyer hit back Wednesday at former radio show host David Mueller after he accused the star on the second day of their headline-making trial of costing him his job and ruining his reputation. Mueller took the stand wearing a gray suit ...
Lawyer finds loophole to spring teacher accused of rape from jail
Lewis' lawyer, Tom Means, filed a motion to dismiss her guilty plea in July, after saying he'd found an amended statute in Utah Code that could have reduced her original rape charge even more, KUTV reported. The law, amended in 2014, allows teachers or ...
Campaign watchdog met Democratic lawyer before changing rule
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A member of California's independent political watchdog commission coordinated behind the scenes with a lawyer for state Senate Democrats before voting to overturn a longstanding precedent that would have limited ...
10 tips from a world-famous divorce lawyer to save your marriage
To mark 50 years as New York's most famous divorce lawyer, Raoul Lionel Felder is doling out free advice so you never become one of his clients. With a team of matrimonial attorneys that includes his wife of 54 years, Myrna, Felder says he's handled an ...
Lawyer: Office of Consulting Firm Searched in Election Probe
Lawyer: Office of Consulting Firm Searched in Election Probe. An attorney for a consulting firm that worked for U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter said the FBI searched its offices for spending and communication records involving Hunter's campaign. Aug. 9, 2017 ...
Lawyer for Family of Teen Shot by Ark. Cops Will Investigate
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A lawyer for the family of a black teenager shot by police outside an emergency youth shelter in eastern Arkansas says her office is conducting its own investigation after a state prosecutor said officers were justified in ...
British model's lawyer insists she was not an 'accomplice' in her kidnapping
LONDON — The lawyer of British model Chloe Ayling, who was allegedly kidnapped and detained for six days in Italy while her captors attempted to sell her in an online auction, has refuted suggestions that his client acted as an “accomplice.” Ayling ...
Kendrick Johnson's parents, lawyer, ordered to pay thousands in attorney fees
The parents of Kendrick Johnson and their counsel, Albany lawyer Chevene B. King, Jr., have been ordered by a judge to pay nearly $300,000 in attorney fees to those they accused of killing their son and the parties they alleged to cover it up. The ...
Trump lawyer slams special counsel for 'gross abuse' in Manafort raid, challenges warrant
A top lawyer for President Trump slammed the special counsel's office over the FBI raid of former campaign manager Paul Manafort's Virginia home, accusing investigators of committing a “gross abuse of the judicial process” for the sake of “shock value ...
Suge Knight's lawyer insists witnesses 'haven't been paid by anyone'
Prosecutors are claiming Suge Knight tried to buy witnesses in his murder case — but one of the rap mogul's lawyers shot down the theory Thursday. "I've never paid anyone, period, end of story," lawyer Matt Fletcher told the Daily News ahead of a ...
Lawyer For Crimean Tatar Leader Compares Russia With Nazi Germany
A Russian lawyer for a Crimean Tatar leader who is on trial in Russian-controlled Crimea has sharply criticized the Kremlin, comparing President Vladimir Putin's Russia with Nazi Germany and suggesting officials who serve the state will face an unhappy ...
Lawyer: Teen selling pot at time of Kingston Frazier killing
“We can probably prove that he was not present in Madison County when the child was shot in this case is because he was at a Wendy's hamburger place on Northside Drive in Jackson, selling a $10 bag of marijuana to a young man,” said defense lawyer ...
Trump lawyer labeled Manafort raid 'gross abuse': report
President Trump's chief counsel reportedly accused the special counsel's office of committing a "gross abuse of the judicial process" with the FBI raid of Paul Manafort's home. Fox News reported that John Dowd said in an email to a Wall Street Journal ...
ACLU lawyer opposes group's representation of Milo Yiannopoulos in DC transit ad suit
Here I do not,” ACLU lawyer Chase Strangio said in a statement tweeted Wednesday. “Milo preys on the deep-seated hatred for Black people, other people of color, trans people, immigrants, Muslim people and women that is sadly a central tenet of our ...
'A gross abuse': Trump's lawyer reportedly defended Paul Manafort in fiery email to reporter
Experts said Dowd's reaction to news of the raid, however, indicates that Trump's lawyers view Manafort's legal troubles as connected to the president's. Dowd also purported to know details about the affidavit the FBI presented to the judge to obtain ...
Lawyer for Tramaine Brock's alleged victim issues statement
Domestic violence charges filed against former 49ers cornerback Tramaine Brock recently were dismissed. A statement from the alleged victim's lawyer helps explain why that occurred. “On August 8, 2017, my client chose not to testify, availing herself ...
Paul Manafort searching for a new lawyer amid Mueller probe
Paul Manafort is searching for new legal representation as he faces an intensifying investigation into money-laundering allegations by Justice Department Special Counsel Robert Mueller, The Post has learned. Donald Trump's ex-campaign manager, who ...
Lawyer in St. Roch child rape case disparages accuser's mother
Andrew Hunter Jr., 26, is standing trial this week on two counts of aggravated rape, one count of aggravated burglary and one of second-degree kidnapping in connection with the sexual assault of a 7-year-old girl in the St. Roch neighborhood on Oct. 17 ...
Prosecutors: 'Suge' Knight, lawyer discussed witness bribery
Former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight and his lawyer discussed paying witnesses thousands of dollars to lie in his upcoming murder case, prosecutors said. The Los Angeles County district attorney's office made the allegation and released transcripts of ...
Prosecutors: 'Suge' Knight, Lawyer Discussed Witness Bribery
Knight and his lawyer discussed paying witnesses thousands of dollars to lie in his upcoming murder case, prosecutors said, Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017. Knight is charged with running his truck into two men in 2015 outside a Compton burger stand after an ...
Lawyer says exterior plan in works for '1690 House'
NEWBURYPORT — The lawyer for the developer who made substantial changes to the so-called “1690 House,” which prompted the state Historical Commission to deny a necessary permit before the house can be occupied, said the company is developing a ...
Manafort ratted on Donald Jr.'s meeting with the Russian lawyer to investigators: report
Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort alerted authorities to Donald Trump Jr.'s infamous meeting with the Russian lawyer during his father's presidential campaign. Manafort, who is facing increasing pressure from U.S. special counsel Robert ...
CITI: First Half Marked by Slow Growth
On a positive note, lawyer demand growth and rate increases were each somewhat stronger than in any of the last three years at the halfway mark. Demand dispersion (the range of increases to declines in a given period) and volatility (an up period ...
Houston's all-lawyer theater company holding annual charity show
HOUSTON - Night Court, Houston's all lawyer theater company, is holding an annual charity show next week in The Hobby Center. This year's show is called, “Con Law: from the Beginning.” The show will include singing, dancing and rapping - think ...
Suge Knight: Prosecutors Accuse Rap Mogul, Lawyer of Witness Bribery
The Los Angeles County district attorney's office based the allegations on a series of prison phone calls between Knight and his lawyer. According to transcripts released by the prosecution, Knight, Fletcher, Knight's fiancée Toi-Lin Kelly and business ...
Lawyer says Nocatee gun incident was a misunderstanding
Jason Odom with North Florida Lawyers says this was all a misunderstanding. “There's a lot of issues that are involved there, as far as their property in the construction,” said Odom. “It's a complete misunderstanding, and we're confident it's going to ...
Paul Manafort no longer represented by former Jeb Bush lawyer Reg Brown
Reg Brown, once deputy counsel to Gov. Jeb Bush, has been immersed in some of the biggest action in Washington this year. RELATED NEWS/ARCHIVE. Rubio to Trump: It would be a 'mistake' to consider lifting Russian sanctions. 6 Months Ago. This Miami ...
UF finds evidence former top lawyer altered, withheld docs
A University of Florida investigation found evidence that former UF General Counsel Jamie Keith altered documents, withheld documents and improperly hired an attorney to investigate Gainesville lawyer Huntley Johnson after he filed a public records ...
Ezekiel Elliott's Lawyers Say NFL's Findings Full of 'Factual Inaccuracies'
The statement said the NFL and the Columbus prosecutor's office "expressly concluded and conveyed" to Elliott's lawyers that Tiffany Thompson, who alleged in July 2016 that Elliott abused her and tagged him in a series of Instagram posts in which she ...
The Latest: Lawyer for DJ accused by Taylor Swift rests case
Workers in an office building taped up a message to pop singer Taylor Swift borrowing a title from one of her albums before the start of the civil trial Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, in Denver. Radio station DJ David Mueller sued Swift after her team reported ...
Top NYPD lawyer argues against parole for mastermind in his cop brother's 1988 assassination to state board
The NYPD's top lawyer, whose brother was a rookie cop when he was assassinated in Queens in 1988 by a blood-thirsty drug kingpin, appeared before the state parole board to strongly oppose the release of one of the killers Friday. Deputy Commissioner ...
NEW: Mother of teen named in fatal crash suit with Lyft needs lawyer
When lawyers sued Jimmy Aguirre, the Greenacres teen in whose truck a 13-year-old girl died in a crash, his mother did something unusual in court protocol. Melissa Aguirre submitted a document, duly filed by clerks, in which she hand-scrawled, in ...